Complex Dynamics in Physiological Systems: From Heart to Brain

  • Syamal K. Dana
  • Prodyot K. Roy
  • Jürgen Kurths
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9143-8

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents (16 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A Unified Approach to Attractor Reconstruction
      Louis M. Pecora, Linda Moniz, Jonathan Nichols, Thomas L. Carroll
      Pages 3-19
    3. Multifractal Analysis of Physiological Data: A Non-Subjective Approach
      G. Ambika, K.P. Harikrishnan, R. Misra
      Pages 21-32
    4. Direction of Information Flow Between Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Breathing
      Teodor Buchner, Jan J. Zebrowski, Grzegorz Gielerak, Monika Grzȩda
      Pages 33-47
  3. Cardiovascular Physics: Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. The Mathematical Modelling of Inhomogeneities in Ventricular Tissue
      T.K. Shajahan, Sitabhra Sinha, Rahul Pandit
      Pages 51-67
    3. Suppression of Turbulent Dynamics in Models of Cardiac Tissue by Weak Local Excitations
      E. Zhuchkova, B. Radnayev, S. Vysotsky, A. Loskutov
      Pages 89-105
    4. Synchronization Phenomena in Networks of Oscillatory and Excitable Luo-Rudy Cells
      G. V. Osipov, O. I. Kanakov, C.-K. Chan, J. Kurths, S. K. Dana, L. S. Averyanova et al.
      Pages 107-126
    5. Nonlinear Oscillations in the Conduction System of the Heart – A Model
      Krzysztof Grudziński, Jan J. Żebrowski, Rafał Baranowski
      Pages 127-136
  4. Cardiovascular Physics: Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Statistical physics of human heart rate in health and disease
      Ken Kiyono, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Zbigniew R. Struzik
      Pages 139-154
    3. Cardiovascular Dynamics Following Open Heart Surgery: Early Impairment and Potential for Recovery
      Robert Bauernschmitt, Niels Wessel, Hagen Malberg, Gernot Brockmann, Jürgen Kurths, Georg Bretthauer et al.
      Pages 155-166
  5. Cognitive and Neurosciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Brain Dynamics and Modeling in Epilepsy: Prediction and Control Studies
      Leonidas Iasemidis, Shivkumar Sabesan, Niranjan Chakravarthy, Awadhesh Prasad, Kostas Tsakalis
      Pages 185-214
    3. An Expressive Body Language Underlies Drosophila Courtship Behavior
      Ruedi Stoop, Benjamin I. Arthur
      Pages 215-227
    4. Speech Rhythms in Children Learning Two Languages
      T. Padma Subhadra, Tanusree Das, Nandini Chatterjee Singh
      Pages 229-237

About these proceedings


Nonlinear dynamics has become an important field of research in recent years in many areas of the natural sciences. In particular, it has potential applications in biology and medicine; nonlinear data analysis has helped to detect the progress of cardiac disease, physiological disorders, for example episodes of epilepsy, and others. This book focuses on the current trends of research concerning the prediction of sudden cardiac death and the onset of epileptic seizures, using the nonlinear analysis based on ECG and EEG data. Topics covered include the analysis of cardiac models and neural models. The book is a collection of recent research papers by leading physicists, mathematicians, cardiologists and neurobiologists who are actively involved in using the concepts of nonlinear dynamics to explore the functional behaviours of heart and brain under normal and pathological conditions. This collection is intended for students in physics, mathematics and medical sciences, and researchers in interdisciplinary areas of physics and biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Syamal K. Dana
    • 1
  • Prodyot K. Roy
    • 2
  • Jürgen Kurths
    • 3
  1. 1.Central InstrumentationIndian Institute of Chemical BiologyIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsPresidency CollegeIndia
  3. 3.Institut für PhysikUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9142-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9143-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-0832